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Q: Are tuition fees eligible costs of the project? (All Calls)
A: Yes they are. Under no circumstances should tuition fees be charged directly to the fellow or to the categories A, B and C (2007-2010) or categories 1 and 2 (2011 onwards), which must be entirely used for the benefit of the researcher. Although tuition fees are not a separate cost category, the services provided through the tuition fee like course attendance, examinations, use of infrastructure can be attributed to an eligible cost category, for instance, D, E & H (2007-2010) and 3 & 5 (2011 onwards). Some institutes have arranged to charge for Marie Curie fellows to pay tuition fees at a much lower rate reserved for employees. In these cases, and with the prior agreement of the REA, the tuition fees are charged exclusively to the cost category E (2007-2010) or category 3 (2011 onwards - "Contribution to the research training/transfer of knowledge programme expenses"). When a beneficiary cannot offer a PhD to the fellow(s), for example if the beneficiary is an industrial partner, it is normal that the consortium allows the fellow to embark on a PhD course with one of the academic partners within the consortium and, again the tuition fees should not be charged to the fellow nor to categories A-C/1-2. Should the fellow(s) wish to register for a PhD in an institute outside the consortium; this can be discussed with the Project Officer and examined on a case by case basis. A note on the eligibility of tuition fees can be found on the 'How to manage my project' page of the Marie Curie website: http://ec.europa.eu/mariecurieactions

Category : Marie Curie Actions (FP7) ( ITN (Initial Training Networks) ) , FP7 (Seventh Framework Programme) ( ITN (Initial Training Networks) ) , ITN (Initial Training Networks) ( Financial Aspects )